The World of Frida Kahlo: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Known for her self-portraits and representation of her Mexican heritage, this puzzle conveys the spirit of Kahlo and her world. Taking center stage is Frida herself surrounded by iconic elements of her life, including a huge cast of family, famous friends and exotic pets. Those with a keen eye will also spot many references to her art and the tragedies and triumphs of her career.
Animals Spelling Puzzles
These puzzles are a great supplement or alternative to flash cards. they're self-correcting, so little ones will never be left with a misspelled word. Pre-readers as young as two can work the puzzles without knowing the alphabet or phonics, but can manipulate the pieces and find matching colors.
Walt Whitman Gold Happiness Bracelet
"Happiness...not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour." Walt Whitman Whitman’s beautiful line from LEAVES OF GRASS has been hand-cast on a 14K gold vermeil bangle. Each design is sculpted out of clay, and the clay model is then cast in reclaimed metals using the ancient art of lost wax casting.
Walt Whitman Earrings
"Resist much. Obey little." The poet's rallying cry for individual and collective liberty, from the 1860 edition of "Leaves of Grass" is stamped on these sterling silver domed disc earrings, for pierced ears. They are handmade in the U.S.A. by artist Amy Volchok.
Jane Austen Characters Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mugs decorated with wonderfully detailed humorous illustrations depicting more than 40 of the central characters from six of Austen’s major works.
Walt Whitman Cuff Bracelet
“now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find,” from Walt Whitman’s "The Untold Want," is engraved on the outside of this lovely polished sterling silver cuff bracelet. Inside is the author's name with a picture of a sailing ship.
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Openers
“I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein. Twenty-four postcards each feature an opening line from famous works of fiction, diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system.
Bodleian Library Silk Chiffon Scarf
This artful silk chiffon scarf features a montage of Victorian and Edwardian girls’ books with enchanting period titles ("Queen of the Dormitory," "The Girl of One Hundred Dresses" and more), collated by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
A Twitch Upon the Thread
The best fishing writing is never really about fishing, or never only about fishing, and the writers collected in A Twitch Upon the Thread use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession.
Women Who Changed the World Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with engaging illustrations depicting more than 40 remarkable women, from secret agents, scientists and suffragists, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists.
NATO Alphabet Mug
Decorated with the NATO phonetic alphabet, this mug—besides being a handsome addition to any table or desk—provides an essential tutorial for anyone who has ever struggled to be understood when spelling out a name and address over the phone.
Time Spent Reading Is Never Wasted Mug
This heirloom quality bone china mug is decorated with Quentin Blake’s irresistible illustration of a storytelling dragon reading to four captivated children, with the reminder: “Time spent reading is never wasted.” Made in Scotland.
Baby Lit Collection
Introduce young ones (ages birth and up) to a world of literature with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books, bundled together in an I Love Books canvas tote. The ten books include four classics from the wildly popular Baby Lit series, two volumes from Baby Lit Shakespeare, and four from Baby Lit Little Poets.
Medieval Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Based on a border from a page in a circa-1500 book of hours, the design includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, moths and insects, all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
The World of Jane Austen: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
You’ll find 60 characters and great houses from the novels of Jane Austen, set against the landscapes in which they are featured. Also included is a fold-out poster of the image on the puzzle, along with a key to people, both real and fictional, featured on the puzzle.
What Good Shall I Do This Day? Journal
This journal, inspired by Benjamin Franklin, invites modern diarists to contemplate the good they can do in their everyday lives using his own daily questions.
The Company They Kept
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships from the pages of The New York Review of Books. “[an] extraordinarily striking, moving and delicious collection….”—The Financial Times
Writers and Characters Mug
Absolutely the most stimulating (yet blessedly silent) breakfast companions with whom to share a cuppa: Charlotte Brontë and Mr. Rochester, Seamus Heaney and The Naturalist, Hilary Mantel and Anne Boleyn, J. R. R. Tolkien with Bilbo and Smaug, Agatha Christie with Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and many more.
Mr. Darcy Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice." The natural lacquered wood and understated black eraser, ferrule and type complete a classic look worthy of this perennial favorite.
The World of Agatha Christie: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Follow trails of murder and mystery as you travel down the Nile and on the Orient Express on the heels of Poirot, Miss Marple, and others. As you build the puzzle, spot famous characters, crime-solving clues, and historical locations, as well as Christie and her real-life inspiration.
Shakespeare Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated more than 40 of the central characters from 14 of Shakespeare’s major plays. Each time you pick one up, you’ll find more to look at in the wonderfully detailed illustrations: masks and cauldrons, snakes, fairies, phantoms, and much more.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
Edward Gorey “Life is Sweet” Sterling Silver Pin
The pin is engraved on the back with one of Gorey’s most quoted pronouncements: “Books. Cats. Life is sweet.” Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer as well as the creator of the animated opening sequence of the PBS series Mystery!
David Levine Author Notebook
Caricatures by world-renowned artist David Levine enriched and enlivened the pages of "The New York Review of Books" for almost five decades. Thirty-three of Levine’s most arresting and iconic caricatures of authors decorate this beautifully crafted lined notebook.
Madeline Tea Set
This deluxe Madeline Tea Set is decorated with scenes from the beloved book by Ludwig Bemelmans and includes a tray; teapot; four cups, saucers, plates, spoons, and napkins; and a tablecloth, packaged in a sweet little suitcase for tidy storage.
Adventures in Wonderland: Alice’s Tea Party + Cocktails
Throw an Alice celebration with themed menus and all the trimmings from this party-planner-in-a-box. Whether you plan to go full Mad Hatter or just pour a cocktail from a china teapot, you’ll find recipes for cocktails and food, ideas for invitations, favors, dress, décor, a playlist, and more.
Edward Gorey Birthday Cake Cards
With a box of these notecards on hand, you’ll always be able to send a sweet birthday greeting. From the bow on the cook's apron to the smile on the clock, every detail comes together happily in this celebratory greeting card. Inside greeting: Happy Birthday!
Virginia Woolf’s Notebooks
The patterns on these hardcover notebooks are reproductions of two of the seven Virginia Woolf notebooks in which she drafted the 1931 novel The Waves, considered among her best and most experimental works.
Gertrude Stein “Let Me Listen” Gold Necklace
The two thinly sliced, interlocked circles of this 14K gold vermeil necklace are stamped with “Let me listen to me and not to them,” from Gertrude Stein’s 1932 “Stanzas in MeditationThey hang from an 18-inch-long chain of oval links.
Literary Quotes Cocktail Napkins
Quotes, on the martini [Noël Coward, Elaine Dundy], whiskey [William Faulkner], and Champagne [Winston Churchill]. Offered in pack of 100 or 24 napkins.
Monster is curious about making friends, finding a home, and exploring his city. This book collects six Monster stories—written by educators Ellen Blance and Ann Cook, who worked with children to write the books—brought to life by Quentin Blake's charming illustrations.
Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse!
With clever features, like a trapdoor for Mole or a telescope platform for Owl, and the ideal placement, like high in a pine for Squirrel or inside a pear for Caterpillar, Henrietta Mouse’s houses are both practical and beautiful—in short, ingenious!